Korea wins gold and bronze in Women's Trios at 22nd Asian Championships


    2012 Asian Championships

    Singapore earns the silver medal; Sin Li-Jane (MAS), Kim Moon-Jeong (KOR) and Daphne Tan (SIN) lead in All Events after 18/24 games

    2012AsCJungDaWunJeonEunHeeKimMoonJeong.jpgKorea's Doubles gold medalists Kim Moon-Jeong (right) and Jung Da-Wun (left) teamed with Jeon Eun-Hee (center) to win the gold medal in Women's Trios in the 22nd Asian Championships Friday at Hong Kong Bowling City in Hong Kong, China.

    2012AsCDaphneTanAmandaNgNewHuiFen.jpgThe Koreans, who were in 12th place after the first three games (612, 630, 537) on medium oil yesterday, started the second block on short oil again with 612 and 630 but closed out the series with a huge 722 game to jump from eighth (based on five games) to first to steal title with 3743 and an overall average of 207.94.

    The feat came at the expense of Singapore's New Hui-Fen, Amanda Ng and Daphne Tan, (pictured right, r-l) who were on course for gold after 698 and 628, had to settle for the silver medal after finishing with a sub-par 549 game and 3727 total (207.06).

    2012AsCBaekGyeLee.jpgOvernight leaders Baek Seung-Ja, Gye Min-Young and Lee Su-Jeong (left, l-r) of Korea struggled on the short pattern but rebounded from games of 597 and 595 with 637, just one pin short of the silver medal, to take the bronze medal with 3726 (207.00).

    2012AsCCheahZulkifliAziela.jpgMalaysia's Esther Cheah, Zandra Aziela and Shalin Zulkifli (right, l-r), who started the day in second place, mad a late charge with 656 but had to settle for fourth place with 3700 (205.56).

    The Korean women, who won four gold medals (Trios, Team, All Events and Masters) at the 2011 Asian Championships are the first team with multiple titles in Hong Kong. After three events all medals have been split between Korea (2 gold, 1 silver, two bronze), Malaysia (1-1-0) and Singapore (0-1-1).

    Singles champion Sin Li-Jane of Malaysia and two-time gold medalist Kim Moon-Jeong maintained the lead in All Events after 18 of 24 games with 3906 (217.00) and 3864 (214.67), respectively. Daphne Tan, Singapore, replaced her team mate Cherie Tan in third place with 3810 (211.67).

     The action now shifts to the five-player Team event, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday. Men and women will be divided into two squads (9.15 a.m. and 3 p.m. local time) to bowl three games on the short oil pattern (Saturday) and three games on the medium oil pattern (Sunday). The Team event also decides the medals in All Events and the players who will advance to the Masters competition.

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    2012AsCLogo.jpg The 22nd Asian Championships will be contested on two oil pattern - a 36 ft. short pattern and a 41 ft. medium pattern, which will be conditioned by Kegel using the battery powered Kustodian ION Sport Model. Lane conditioner and lane cleaner of choice for the championships are Infinity and Defense C.

    Men and women compete in separate divisions for gold, silver and bronze medals in six disciplines: Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All Events and Masters.

    Singles (six games on short oil) and Doubles (six games on long oil) will be contested on one oil pattern, while Trios and Team will feature both oil patterns (three games on each pattern). The players and teams with the highest pinfall total after six games will be declared the champions.

    The top 16 players in All Events (24 games; individual pinfall total in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team event) will advance to the Masters finals which will be played on dual lane condition.

    The All Events standings will also determine the Asian qualifiers for 2013 Combined World Championships in Las Vegas, USA, as well as the 2013 World Games in Cali, Colombia.

    The top 12 countries in each gender with the highest All Events total of the top five players will qualify for the men's and women's division of the World Championships. The top eight countries with the highest All Events total of the top five men plus the top five women qualify for the World Games.


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    Women's Trios - Final Standings after six games

    First block on medium oil, second block on short oil



    Women's All Events - Standings after 18 of 24 games